The Atlético de Madrid announced last week the transfer of Juan Manuel Sanabria to the Athletic of San Luis, its affiliate club in Mexico. After playing on loan at the Real Zaragoza In the second part of last season, the mattress club was looking for the same for this year, prioritizing that the Uruguayan had practically guaranteed minutes. And it seems that in the Aztec league he may have them.
The Uruguayan midfielder, 21, renewed his contract with Atlético for four years, until 2025, before signing his renewal to the potosino box. Now he waits in Panama for the procedures to be solved to be able to obtain the visa and be for all intents and purposes an Atlético San Luis player.
From there, Sanabria has attended Sport & Show de Uurguay, where he reviewed his time at Atlético and his arrival at the Mexican championship. “I found a very nice club when I arrived, a serious project, in football there is the issue of height, the first days it was difficult to adapt but little by little I adapt well,” said the Uruguayan, who later added that “I liked this year’s project, it is something that will help me growr, there are young players. I come wanting to be able to consolidate myself, to be important. Before coming I spoke with Marcelo mendezIt’s good to have Uruguayans on the squad, it makes everything much easier to adapt ”.
Regarding his time at Atlético de Madrid, he indicated that “being at Atlético de Madrid is another world. I had the opportunity to play and train with colleagues with whom I played Play, that the Cholo Simeone I demanded myself, I trained, they are incredible things ”.
In addition, he recalled his participation in the historic derby played two years ago in New Jersey that Atlético won against Madrid 7-3. “Playing the derby like I played in the United States, against players like Kroos or Benzema is incredible. In that game, I’m going to run a ball and Benzema was coming from behind, I didn’t realize it and I elbowed him. He told me ‘calm down, he’s friendly,’ “added Sanabria.
To finish, Sanabria recalled how he lived the League title won by Atlético: “The first LaLiga games that Atlético Madrid won I was training with the first team, I went to the substitute bench, then I went to Zaragoza but I followed all the games , when we won the championship I was very happy for everything we lived through”.